2003 BMW Z4 Engine will start, sputter and die like gettin

Tiny
SWARD1953
  • 2003 BMW Z4

Engine Performance problem
2003 BMW Z4 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 65000 miles

I will admit, I drove the car down to virtual empty. It started sputtering and would stay started. Limped home. I've fueled it, but same. It will start for about 5 seconds, then start to sputter, then die. Did I clog the fuel filter possibly by running it so low on gas and picking up some debris at the bottom of the tank?

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 6:30 PM

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Tiny
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Admitting your sins is the first step towards redemption, you are here by absolved of your sins my child. Just kidding. The possibility of the fuel pump "burning up" is a very high possibility as the fuel that it pumps is the coolant for the pump. If run dry, the pump is at risk.

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